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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers among Pennsylvania metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,470
25th Percentile Wage
$63,730
50th Percentile Wage
$79,930
75th Percentile Wage
$102,070
90th Percentile Wage
$125,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $79,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$79,930
0.04% 6.58%
2016
$79,900
0.81% -
2015
$79,250
0.50% -
2014
$78,850
-0.36% -
2013
$79,130
5.64% -
2012
$74,670
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $61,850 to $97,160. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $97,160. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $93,280). The lowest paying area is Scranton--Wilkes-Barre with a median annual salary of $61,850.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$97,160
Newark-Union
$93,280
Johnstown
$91,030
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$89,620
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$85,630
Reading
$83,620
Pittsburgh
$83,500
Altoona
$80,690
Lancaster
$79,320
State College
$76,650
York-Hanover
$75,130
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$74,120
Lebanon
$73,310
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$70,350
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$69,130
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$68,740
Erie
$67,860
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$66,040
Williamsport
$65,140
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$64,890
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$61,850




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